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    Re: Spotted on Portland Or CL:

    It is when you just bought another boat. For some reason my good lady thinks 5 boats is enough !?!
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    Spotted on Portland Or CL:

    Price might be a little high, but nice boat if it's as presented: (usual disclaimers other than I want it but my wife would kill me):...
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Glad to hear! Let's hope "tired" is the worst of it. Enjoy seeing your lovely nurse and be glad when you're rid of her :)
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    Re: VTCL Plastic but WOW....

    ....Call me Bond...James Bond...
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    Re: electric Hand planner or bench planner

    Depends entirely on what you plan on using it for. For thicknessing lumber or cleaning up rough stock go with the "lunchbox". I have a 12" Grizzly I've run thousands of board feet through and it's...
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    Re: Always have a life preserver

    Very valid question and one fraught with considerable emotion and loaded psychology. I wonder how a very fit person reacts if dumped from his perceived "safe" watercraft and suddenly pitched into...
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    Re: Sutton Hoo replica

    Thanks! i'll be following that :)
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    Re: The Harbor Master Called me Today

    Sometimes you just have to expand on the vocabulary.....
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    Re: Helton 1965 17.5

    I see the boat's already "kid approved". Perfect opportunity to start 'em young :)
  10. Re: Looking for info on the 26' Lunenburg Dory, Wild Rose Chance.

    Congratulations! She's come a long way from Lunenburg! Will we get to see her at Port Townsend in the future?
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    Re: Jet drum sander in Canada

    Really?!? I have one (16-32) and I can take a good .020/pass with 60 grit. But I do use a pretty slow feed rate for that. I also use dust collection and make sure the bag is clean before I start a...
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    Re: Helton 1965 17.5

    Great boat Huntmarlin! Being in Houston, I'd definitely go for the highest UV varnish I could find for the brightwork. Epoxy is strong and waterproof, but has extremely low UV resistance and breaks...
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    Re: Vintage sports and racing cars pictures.

    Love the sound Peter!
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    Re: Jet drum sander in Canada

    Can you buy used and bring it across? This is on the Portland CL: https://portland.craigslist.org/mlt/tls/d/jet-drum-sander/6716673801.html
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    Re: Drying out a boat

    Perhaps a Costco carport with the sides off to allow airflow, but reduce dew from settling on her? Might be a more gentle drying process?
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    Re: Thinking of a new tow vehicle/daily driver.

    Not sure I can fit a 205 under there without using spacers (not preferred) and I'm not sure the Spitty needs that much tire. 185/60 will fit just about right...but g'luck finding them! I used to...
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    Re: Thinking of a new tow vehicle/daily driver.

    I'm not looking forward to trying to find 13" tires for my Spitfire, either...probably have to go to some of the "race" tires...Coopers or Toyos. I don't think Hoosier makes any DOT rated tires.
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    Re: Foundry/metal fabrication

    I can't tell from the pics what size those are, but you might contact Port Townsend Foundry. https://www.porttownsendfoundry.com/portholes They're not cheap and on the wrong coast, but they'll...
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Got a dumb and not boat-related question for anybody living in the Nelson Bay area. My daughter's going to be looking for storage for some furniture and personal stuff in about 9 months as she wants...
  20. Thread: Buying Boat

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    Re: Buying Boat

    Those old woodie Thistles are remarkably durable. And there's virtually nothing on them that can't be fixed:) Looking forward to more pics :)
  21. Re: Inches & PSI from Total disaster (or a bad day)

    I see it's on the Registry of Historic Places, so it's definitely not running commercially. A little digging located it just NE of Redding, Ca. I hope it was out of the range of all the fires down...
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    Re: logs to lumber, advice needed

    X2 on the "saw soon and stack" premise. Get on Craigslist or ask around for a portable sawyer. I had a 10' tall cedar (WRC) blow down a couple of years ago and now have a couple of units air drying...
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    Re: Vintage sports and racing cars pictures.

    Stan Huntley, here in Portland, had a Metro he's refitted with MGA Twin Cam running gear. If you ever see a red & white Metro with centerlock wheels, don't race him for pink slips :)
  24. Thread: Beech?

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    Re: Beech?

    And it carves beautifully :)
  25. Re: 1 gallon gas can recommendations. Using with a small, fill-in-place 2.5 HP outbo

    I got a "No Spill" to use on my last outboard and like it. The outboard's long gone, but I still use the can.
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    Re: Seeking thoughts on ethics....

    Foulies are very personal and what you get depends a lot on personal taste. I've found that I overheat easily (toting around ten kilos too much of me) and prefer bibs and jacket so I can shuck off a...
  27. Re: I didn't bend it, but I wanna straighten it

    I don't think it's the Acme thread that's bent, Paul. It's the rectangular guide shaft.
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    Re: Seeking thoughts on ethics....

    Well said, Mr Welsford and MMD.

    Mr. KainKelly, I'm looking forward to seeing some blogging on sailing ventures on "The Other Guys' Boats" and enjoying your analysis of the boats, their strengths...
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    Re: The scale of the thing

    So were you Statler or Waldorf?
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    Re: South Salish Fall Cruise

    Sounds like another great trip in an area I haven't explored (I'm in St. Helens...not too far). And I'm excited to hear about someone cruising in a Shearwater! I'd love to hear if Bill's done any...
  31. Re: What's the best type of bilge pump for an open boat ?

    Thanks! Hatteras is a new one for me and they appear to have them :)
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    I see why it didn't pop up in the search. The link says; "This Item No Longer Available". Guess I'll have to dummy one up with an aquarium pump and some webbing. Worth a try :)
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    Re: Farm Boat Designs for Puget Sound

    Here's a 32' X 8'-1" from the Wooden Boat Store. "Two Lucys" could work for you. https://www.woodenboatstore.com/product/plan_32_Sharpie_TWO_LUCYS I might be inclined t see if it could be adapted...
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    Re: Vintage sports and racing cars pictures.

    The fact that the door cuts back over the rear wheel arch is going to be the key to identifying the starting platform. I think you're right that it's a one-off, so the question for me would be;...
  35. Re: What's the best type of bilge pump for an open boat ?

    Hmmmm....jseymour, might you have a link? I looked under "Drainman", "Pump" and "drain" with no results on their online catalog.
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    Thanks! I'll look thru their website. They didn't show up as a "US DISTRIBUTOR" on the Unimer Marine site.
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    Re: Seeking thoughts on ethics....

    And I'd want to do a lot more reading about the electrolysis aspect, especially regarding hull fasteners and thru-hulls. Probably not something to be undertaken lightly.
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    Re: Seeking thoughts on ethics....

    I have seen some very old articles, but nothing recent. The article I quoted had a tab on sheathing, but I think it only applied to cladding steel and GRP boats. Another I read pointed out taht the...
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    Re: Vintage sports and racing cars pictures.

    NICE! I had a 444 with a B-18B that surprised a lot of folks around here.
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    Re: Seeking thoughts on ethics....

    I should have addd that there is quite a bit of info out there if you search "cupro-nickel sailboat".
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    Re: Seeking thoughts on ethics....

    Here's a report on a cupro-nickel boat that was built back in the '60s. It was expensive then and I have no idea what the relative costs would be today, but the up front costs seem to have been...
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    That's brilliant! Whee did you get yours? I see they don't have a US distributor.
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    Re: Major Screw Up - Cut Wires

    I'd say it's as important then as any. Most marina fires in this area are caused by overloaded circuits in "condo" boats...usually heaters
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    Re: RM69 bilge pump parts

    Ocean Link in Rhode Island appears to carry them.
    https://www.oceanlinkinc.com/product/repair-kit-sr-bilge-pump-921/
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    Re: A lesson to share:

    Good reminder, Mickey. Take nothing for granted when you're lifting a couple of tons over your head!
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    Re: Thinking of a new tow vehicle/daily driver.

    How was visibility out of the Ridgeline for backing? We have an Element...a predecessor which we have 200K+ miles on with no problems, but I've wondered about the vis with the Ridgeline. I'm also...
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    Re: South Sound Insanity

    Well, actually, we KNOW that Moth sailors are crazy...this just carries "crazy" one step beyond :)
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    Re: Major Screw Up - Cut Wires

    Ditto....I'm on my third total rewire and I don't miss an inch of the C$@* I pulled out :)
  49. Re: Adventures in South Sound on a Scamp and a Wherry

    Sounds like a great trip! Thanks for the write-up :) That's an area I have yet to explore.
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    Re: Always have a life preserver

    BINGO! I assume a radio is to "weapon of last resort" It's an important tool, but I'd rather crawl home under a jury rig than call for help. I might radio my intent to rig, but I'd be like the...
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